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  • March 1, 2017

What's new in 12.2 for Rapid Home Provisioning and Maintenance?

Burt Clouse
Sr Principal Product Manager

Now available for your on-premises deployments, Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12.2 includes many enhancements to the Rapid Home Provisioning and Maintenance (RHP) functionality


Rapid Home Provisioning and Maintenance (RHP) has evolved significantly since its initial release in Grid Infrastructure 12.1, which focused on provisioning and patching Oracle Database homes.  With RHP 12.2 we now deliver a full range of provisioning and maintenance features:

  • Efficient Gold Image inventory and out-of-place distribution
  • Manage existing 11.2 and 12.x deployments as-is -- no agent / daemon / target config required
  • Provision new clusters with a single command
  • Database and Grid Infrastructure: provision, patch, scale, upgrade with a single command
  • Deploy and manage any software home
  • Custom workflow framework
  • Notification model
  • Auditing capabilities

Ready to learn more?  This Tube video is a good place to start - a full overview of 12.2 functionality. 

Prefer the printed word?  The data sheet and white paper have been updated for 12.2, and the white paper now includes a step-by-step cookbook that takes you through the simple commands to create Gold Images, organize them in to series, and use them to create, patch and upgrade target deployments.

Skeptical?  Then we invite you to peruse the RHP demo playlist on the Oracle Learning Library YouTube channel. 

Questions, comments, suggestions for new enhancements ... please leave comments !

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Andres Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Hi Burt,

    I have the following doubts.
    -If I want to do a remote installation I can do it just giving the hostname target, or it's mandatory everytime to configure it as a client server

    -To propagate a remote server installations it's mandatory to have a NFS filesystem between the RHP servers and the targets, it I don't have a NFS filesystem is there a way to do it?

  • Burt Clouse Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Thanks for asking!

    1. You can install Grid Infrastructure and/or Database homes on to a target machine as long as the target meets the OS/network requirements that any Grid/DB installation must meet. Besides the target's hostname you'll need a way to authenticate so that the RHP Server can operate on the target.

    2. As long as NFS is available on the RHP Server and the target, you are fine. RHP does not require an NFS filesystem. RHP will create a temporary NFS mount point for the field transfer, and remove the mount point when it's no longer needed. (Note - this requirement is relaxed in 18.3 for several scenarios.)

    Have you seen the cookbook? It may help you with set up and testing.


  • Danut Thursday, August 1, 2019
    The Database Learning Stream video is not found. I get 404 message when I try to access it. Is there any place where I can watch it?
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